Meet the Leprecons
The Leprecons are a band that seriously has fun or funnily is serious about playing Irish drinking songs.
Their trademark is having a rousingly good time with the audience who are encouraged to sing along as best they can and with all their might.
Singing the correct words is also encouraged but not strictly enforced since they are, after all, Irish, Scottish, and English pub songs.
Convicted: excessive blarneying
Guitar, Vocals, Storyteller & Booking
JD developed his musical style and presence with the long-running bluegrass and Americana band "Angels' Share." Seeking out his desire to fuse crowd-pleasing performances with Irish pub sounds he founded the Leprecons which, of course, gives him ample opportunities for blarneying.
Convicted: possession of craic
Mandolin, Whistle, Bodhran, Vocals & Sound Engineer
A Grand Rapids native with a microphone addiction and a passion for great sounds and great times. Kirk enjoys playing and learning multiple instruments as well as being the technical guru of the group.
Convicted: brand larceny
Fiddle & Sound Effects
Born in Brooklyn, raised on Bushmills, and residing in Jameson’s Black Barrel. Bob was the original fiddle player for The Hill People, a popular Grand Rapids string band. Over the years has played with several working bands throughout the mid-west.=
Bass & Vocals
Convicted: drunk and disorderly
(in an art gallery)
Drums, Banjo, Ukulele & Vocals
As a percussionist and professional boozehound, Derek has a strong love for music and merriment. He is also the drummer for the band "Scooter McGee". He thoroughly enjoys playing for an audience, having some drinks and partaking in some pure unadulterated laughter.